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The recent government changes to assessment in the UK, together with an increased requirement to develop a rigorous curriculum, has meant schools and school leaders are challenged to take curriculum and assessment design seriously. With this new focus and freedom comes excitement but also unease, as teachers sense a gap in their expertise when it comes to designing new systems. Simultaneously, the nature of CPD has been reinvigorated in the digital age with teachers inspired by online resources, Twitter and educational blogs. The result? Teachers are taking their development into their own hands and re-professionalising teaching!
Bringing together these two movements, this compelling book provides an opportunity for teachers to grasp what curriculum and curriculum-driven assessment means, and how to tackle the task of curriculum and assessment design at subject and whole-school level. Taking on some of the key arguments, philosophies and theories alongside strong practical examples from schools, Summer Turner offers advice and provides examples of how to design a system that works for your pupils.
The book provides a set of ready-to-use training plans to help you train your colleagues in curriculum and assessment design and is accompanied by PowerPoint slides available to download online for free. It offers twenty-eight hours of CPD, equating to a cost of just 82p per hour of training!
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